Renting GAP Compliant Restrooms

As West Michigan’s premier portable toilet supplier, we rent GAP compliant restrooms to area farms. Our agricultural port a potties come fully stocked with everything your farming operation needs to ensure GAP practices are being followed. Find out more:

What is GAP?

 

GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and as the name would imply, it outlines a set of best practices for growers and handlers to minimize food contamination. These practices include following sanitation protocols after eating or using the bathroom, as well as other measures.

While GAP specifications can vary by state or by crop, all regulations are centered around the idea of preventing food contamination to keep consumers safe. Preventing the contamination in the first place is much cheaper and more effective than trying to remove contaminants later.
These practices also try to improve resource use on farms, enhance crop quality, and improve conditions for workers.

GAP-Specific Portable Restrooms

Our portable restrooms prepare farms for GAP inspections by documenting emergency spill response plans, including signage in English and Spanish, and keeping a detailed service record. All units are stocked with unscented soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. The units are routinely maintained to keep them clean and safe for use by employees.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Gearing up for the 2019 Busy Season – An Inside Look at Kerkstra Restroom Services

It’s the start of a new year, and at Kerkstra, we’re gearing up for another busy year of supplying Michigan with portable toilets and luxury restrooms. Want to know what’s in store for us in 2019?

Well, obviously we don’t have all the details yet for where we’ll be, but the year is already shaping up nicely! Check out some areas where our portable restrooms will be featured:

Wedding Season

Wedding season is a really busy time of the year for us. Our luxury portable restroom trailers zig zag across the state from May to September catering to outdoor weddings. Whether it’s a barn wedding, backyard wedding, or wedding at a local park, we provide the elegant portable restrooms to take these special events to whole new level.

Sometimes we provide a single restroom trailer for everyone at the wedding to use, and other times we deliver a separate trailer for members of the wedding party to use while getting ready and throughout the duration of the event. As Michigan’s premier portable toilet supplier, we have a variety of options to choose from to fit any size event. With bathroom trailers ranging from 2-stall to 10-stall options, we have suitable choices for everything from smaller intimate affairs to weddings with celebrity-sized guest lists.

If you’re planning a summer or autumn wedding, contact us today to reserve your date before our calendar fills up!

Corporate Functions

While we can’t disclose which of West Michigan’s employers are planning on using our services for their upcoming corporate events, we can say that more of these types of events are popping up on our 2019 calendar every day. In the past we have been at wide-scale corporate appreciation events for some of the area’s largest employers, as well as casual outdoor gatherings for local small businesses. We expect to see the same mix of large and small events this year and look forward to supporting our hardworking area organizations.

Find out why we’re a top choice with corporate event planners – hire us for your next company event!

Community Events

Every year we service the same types of community events and festivals, but we always welcome new opportunities as well! From marathons and 5Ks to music and art festivals, you can see our units at some of your favorite seasonal events. Throughout the summer and fall our porta potties and luxury restrooms dot the local landscape, offering clean, comfortable places to use the bathroom while enjoying community fun.

If you’re helping plan a local outdoor event, give us a call to discuss your portable toilet options!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Music Festival Edition

In this edition of Potty Like a Rockstar, we’re talking about your restroom options when it comes to hosting live music. Whether it’s a single concert, weekend or week-long music festival, or an ongoing concert series, we have the portable toilets needed to give guests an effective place to do their business. While most concert goers simply expect to see a line of porta potties, there are far more options available for concerts! Let’s take a look at how portable bathrooms can benefit your music event:

Keep Musicians Happy


Provide artists with the amenities that they want while performing by using luxury restroom trailers to give them a comfortable place to use the restroom, get ready, and freshen up. While bigger name musicians will likely travel with their own buses, openers and additional performers will rely on the organizer to provide the luxuries that they would have at a traditional indoor venue. Utilizing luxury portable restrooms provides top-flight amenities for artists anywhere where you want them, which is crucial for outdoor music events that have stages spread over a wide area. These units can either supplement artists’ buses or replace them onsite to provide bathroom options.

Give Guests the VIP Experience

Concert planners are always looking for ways to distinguish ticket levels so that they can increase profit margins. Adding unlimited usage of a luxury restroom to the lineup of VIP experience features is a great way to wow ticket holders. These bathrooms are even more spectacular when used in conjunction with VIP lounges or bar areas for guests. Set your event apart by providing the kinds of amenities that will stun attendees who are willing to pay more for an enhanced experience.

Charge Extra for Premium Features

Another way to boost event revenue is to charge for a la carte items like access to shower trailers. These added revenue opportunities are great for music events where attendees are camping. Giving people a way to get clean is an opportunity that many attendees will jump at when given the chance, even for an added fee. Some music venues even find that they make more money on shower access than they do on campsite fees or music access tickets because attendees may use them several times throughout the event.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

4 Reasons Experienced Event Planners Always Choose Kerkstra

Looking for a portable restroom supplier for your next event? Look no further! There’s a reason that the area’s top event planners choose Kerkstra for their outdoor functions. Actually, there are four reasons:

  • Customizable Options

Our wide variety of porta potty and portable restroom options allow for effective customization. Choose as many or as few as you’d like and save on your rental by scaling up your rental needs. We have elegant luxury restroom trailers that range in size from 2-stall to 10-stall varieties to suit any size event. Mix and match to get the right combination for your needs. We can deliver multiple trailers and types of toilets to accommodate specific needs. For instance, for a local half and full-marathon race we delivered a bank of standard porta potty units, several accessible units, and a couple luxury restroom trailers. General spectators could use the portable toilets while the top ranked runners were given access to the restroom trailers to get changed and gear up for the race.

  • Availability

Our large fleet of portable toilet solutions enables us to have better availability than other suppliers even during the busy summer months. This means that you won’t have to compromise on getting the right units for your event or consider moving the date. We can deliver and service the units you want when you want them. And if you reserve a trailer with us and something unforeseen happens, we’ll make it right to provide the best possible customer service.

  • Timely Delivery

You won’t have to guess when your units will show up (or if they’ll show up at all). When you rent with Kerkstra, our experienced restroom pros will get your units there on time. When the portable toilets or trailers you rented show up, they will be clean, well-maintained, and fully stocked. This means you won’t have to wait for our team to show up to get your event underway.

  • Professionalism

Timely delivery is only one of the factors that makes up our professionalism. We show up on time and do our job with a smile. We love the work we do because it means that we get to be a part of wonderful events and meet great people. We take pride in our work and will make it our mission to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. Find out why we get so much repeat business from event planners.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Finding the Right Bathroom Solution for Your Winter Construction Jobsite

A construction jobsite has its own unique needs when it comes to portable toilet rentals. Couple those needs with the distinct challenges of the winter months, and you have a very specific use case scenario. Using just any portable bathroom in this instance can be foolish and even negligent. A standard porta potty may do the job just fine on the ground when no snow is present but may be entirely the wrong choice at height or where snow needs to be cleared.

Find out what the right bathroom solution is for your winter construction site:

Construction-Specific Portable Toilets

Standard construction portable restrooms have non-slip floors to keep users safe, while other types of construction bathrooms include other features like crane racks and roller casters for easy movement. Using construction-specific toilets for use on the jobsite is always the best idea because they are specifically designed to accommodate workers in safety gear on construction environments. Crane rack portable toilets can be safely hoisted to different floors using a crane without requiring any special accommodations. Similarly, roller units can be moved in freight elevators to provide access inside of active construction areas. Additionally, both these units can be moved easily to clear snow and allow for easier movement from employees and machinery.

Renting Enough Units

Getting enough units for the jobsite is one area that some managers struggle with when securing units. Renting too few units can result in workers waiting to use the bathroom or choosing to go elsewhere to do their business at a nearby public restroom, which hurts productivity and increases the likelihood of accidents. Both are productivity killers, which can delay job completions or require overtime from employees, driving up project costs.

Restroom Placement

While there may technically be the right number of units for the number of employees on the jobsite at a given time, the units may not be effectively spaced out or placed where it is convenient for workers to use them. Ensure that plenty of units are rented to avoid losing on-the-job efficiency. Keep units clear of roadways and high-traffic paths, especially when snow is expected that will need to be moved or cleared.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Where do We Go? Kerkstra Portable Restroom Service Areas Explained

Whether you’re looking for standard porta potty rentals or luxury portable restroom trailers, we have you covered! Call us today at 888-320-9992 for a quote on restrooms for your next event. Our experienced team can determine which units will be best for your event, deliver them on time, and service them professionally.

Find out which areas we service below.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Whether it’s a 2-stall mini trailer or a booming 10-stall trailer, our luxury restrooms crisscross the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We’ve serviced some of the regions best outdoor events from sports competitions and music festivals to charity events and community functions. These luxury units are aesthetically appealing and make a great addition to any event where attendees want added amenities and more space.
We service the following states with our luxury portable toilets:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

 

Porta Potties

Need one or many? We can deliver as many portable toilet units as you need! Whether it’s a park, tailgate, or community festival, we have you covered. Our units are well-maintained to ensure that they will arrive at your event in great condition, fully serviced, and ready to use comfortably.

As the region’s premier portable toilet supplier, we service the following Michigan counties with our porta johns:

  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Ionia
  • Kent
  • Muskegon
  • Ottawa
  • South Montcalm
  • South Newaygo

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Bathroom Remodel Edition

If you’ve been following our Potty Like a Rockstar series, you know that we’ve been highlighting reasons to rent luxury restroom trailers. In this edition we’re talking about bathroom remodels.

It might surprise you to learn that the winter is a great time to remodel a bathroom. Tradespeople are typically less busy during the holidays, which means that you can often complete the project faster and for less than you would at other times during the year. While you shouldn’t simply look for the lowest quote possible to do the job, contractors, electricians, and plumbers will sometimes work with you more on labor rates when they have excess capacity. Additionally, since you already have time off around the holidays, you may be able to put in some sweat equity to reduce costs. Determining which improvements you can do yourself is a great way to save money on the remodel. If your work schedule permits, you may even be able to act as the GC (general contractor) yourself to save even more. Either way, being around for part or all of the project and pitching in will make you feel more connected to the end result, like you’ve done something you can be proud of.

Since family and friends usually exchange gifts for the holidays, you can put practical items on your wish list to tie your remodel in with the holidays. Why get gifts you don’t want or need when you can ask for fixtures, flooring, decorations, or other bathroom must-haves instead?

However, if you’re going to undergo a remodel, you’ll need to plan for a backup bathroom for your family regardless of the time of the year. Any temporary bathroom you get better be climate controlled during the winter or you’ll end up with a very grumpy family! A luxury portable restroom fits the bill by offering toilets, sinks, and showers to give your family the same amenities as home with a nice, warm interior. The inside is also aesthetically appealing, providing a cozy and familiar feel for family members. Our master bathroom trailer looks great from the outside as well, which means your neighbors won’t mind seeing it for the duration of the remodel.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

What makes Elite Portable Toilets Special?

We’d like to introduce you to the Elite Portable Toilet!

What makes this portable restroom solution so great? Read on and we’ll tell you…

Flushable Toilet

The Elite Portable Toilet is not your standard porta john. This special porta potty has a flushing toilet. While it doesn’t flush in the same manner that your home toilet would, a pedal allows users to flush down waste and paper. The result is a bathroom experience that’s more pleasant on the eyes because users don’t have to see what other people have left behind. The act of flushing also makes the unit feel a little less like a porta potty and a little more like an indoor bathroom.

Sink

Another feature that you wouldn’t typically find in a porta potty is a sink. Most portable toilets usually just have a hand sanitizer pump, and while the Elite Unit has this as well, it adds a small fresh water sink to its list of features. The small sink is conveniently located between the urinal and toilet for easy access. Stocked with soap and paper towels, the sink adds a reassurance that using the unit is just as sanitary as using a normal indoor bathroom, which is important at events where eating is occurring.

Small Touches

Little things like a mirror, shelving, and a coat hook make the Elite Portable Toilet great for parties and weddings – giving guests the chance to set their items down and freshen up inside. These small touches add extra functionality without taking away from the interior space, allowing plenty of room for parents to take their children to the bathroom.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

5 Ways to Save Money on Portable Toilets

Looking to rent portable toilets on a budget? Here are some tips to save money on your next portable restroom rental:

  • Rent Locally

Most people think that if they use a national portable restroom service that they’ll save money because big companies can offer better rates. However, this isn’t usually the case. Large national companies typically just book rentals and then sub-contract local companies to provide the units. The result is that renters pay more for the units because the national company marks up the local company’s rental prices so that they can make a profit. That’s why it’s often less expensive to just rent from a local company directly.

  • Rent More

Volume discounts can help you save money on a per unit basis, especially when renting many of the same type of unit. This is most often the case when the truck needed to bring out portable toilets has extra capacity. Don’t be afraid to ask your portable toilet supplier if there are specific quantities that can be rented to reduce the per unit cost. This is a great way to be cost effective while minimizing lines at your event.

  • Rent Longer

Sometimes renting units for more time can substantially reduce the per day rate. This will depend on which (and how many) units are being rented, where they’re being delivered, how often they’ll need to be serviced, but keeping them longer may help provide additional value for your event.

  • Add High-Capacity Holding Tanks

Waste holding tanks can be added to increase portable toilet capacity, reducing how often they need to be emptied. Depending on the nature of your event, adding these onto existing rentals can be a smart way to reduce cost while still providing enough bathroom options for the duration of your event.

  • Shop Around

This may sound like an obvious tip, but comparison shopping is important when renting portable toilets. Keep in mind though while you shop around that you shouldn’t just be looking for the cheapest solution. Finding value is about getting the best solution for your needs at a reasonable price.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Where Can You See Kerkstra Porta Potties in Action?

Most people don’t pay much attention to portable toilets, but chances are that if you’ve been out and about enjoying the outdoors in West Michigan, you’ve probably seen our porta potties before. So, where can you spot our units? The short answer – everywhere.

Our biggest event during the busy summer season was Electric Forest (a rockin’ 8-day music festival) in Rothbury, Michigan. However, we service all types of events and location year-round! Some of our favorites include:

  • Parks – West Michigan is full of family-friendly parks, dog parks, hiking trails, nature walks, walking paths, and biking trails… and all these locations need bathrooms! The versatility of porta johns makes them an excellent restroom option for even the most remote locations. So, the next time you lace up your shoes, fill up your bike tires, or tie down your canoe, look around some of Michigan’s favorite parks for our clean portable toilets.
  • Construction Sites – We love giving back to the hardworking men and women that build and maintained our roadways. By providing well-serviced units to their jobsites, we feel like we’re doing our part to keep Michigan moving.
  • Farms and Farm Stands – There’s nothing more iconic than a small-town farm stand or u-pick patch. We offer GAAP compliant restroom solutions for growers and pickers as well as standalone portable toilets for visitors to their farms to use.
  • Marathons/Half-Marathons/5K Runs – The spirit of competition makes community races fun for participants and spectators alike. We serve these events we porta potties for attendees and restroom trailers for competitors to provide a customized solution for each race.
  • Corporate Functions – Whether it’s one of the region’s largest employers or a small neighborhood business, we can provide restrooms for any size function. Our portable bathroom trailers and porta potty units can be rented in any combination imaginable.
  • Sports Festivals – Weekend-long sports competitions bring competitors together to showcase their skills, and our units out to keep everyone game ready. Whether athletes are using the bathroom between games or changing before and after playing, our Elite Units and luxury restroom trailers are spacious and comfortable for competitors of all ages.
  • University of Michigan and Michigan State Events – Whether it’s Go Blue or Go State, we love the atmosphere of university events. We can service casual functions like game day tailgates all the way up to black tie fundraisers.
  • Music Festivals – Week-long, weekend-long, or single day music festivals need bathrooms. We can provide restrooms with or without showers to give attendees necessities so that they can enjoy their favorite bands in beautiful outdoor settings.
  • Private Residential Events – Neighborhood functions and block parties are always a good time. We regularly service holiday get-togethers throughout the summer and fall to give neighbors a convenient place to use the restroom without having to go into each other’s homes. Typically, we see the most demand for 4th of July and Halloween parties, but we’ve delivered units for everything from birthdays and weddings to retirement and funerals.
    Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!